Monthly Archives: June 2012

No tax breaks for casino operators

Over a week ago I received two identical political mailings in a five day period. The mailer is printed on thick paper and is full color, extra long, and folded. On one side in large red print it says: “Do … Continue reading

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An illegal dirt bike story

This story was forwarded to me yesterday: “Hello all, EVERY Sunday night at approx. 7P.M. on the dot……huge groups of dirt bikes, A.T.V.’s, etc….come roaring through Carroll Park down Washington Boulevard. This is nothing new I understand BUT it is … Continue reading

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Bottle tax thoughts

This article was originally going to be about the “STOP THE BALTIMORE BEVERAGE TAX” leaflet/postage paid postcards that¬† I saw in front of just about every house in Hampden on Sunday. The anti-bottle tax people clearly had some money to … Continue reading

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Flashback: Video from the 1984 Preakness

I stumbled upon the following videos today. I had to share them! 1984: Everyone lets loose at infield party. 1984 was the first year that KEGS were banned from the infield. WBAL also did a story on that here! The … Continue reading

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Downtown is the 401?

I was reading the Urbanite and I noticed an advertisement for Downtown Baltimore. “Downtown is the 401” is the slogan the ad used. It sounded and looked cool, but I had no idea what “401” meant. So I went to … Continue reading

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The revolving door of Baltimore crime

I just received this email: “On 02/28/2012, City Circuit Court Judge Paul A Smith suspended a ten (10) year sentence for defendant KEVIN QUINN WHITTINGTON (DOB: 05/17/1968) after the defendant pleaded guilty to drug charges–case 111151023.¬† The defendant has a … Continue reading

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Zach Sowers five years later

Below are excerpts from an email I received from Anna Cheng yesterday: “June 1 (tomorrow) marks the 5-year anniversary of Zach’s brutal attack in front of our Baltimore City home. As you know, he spent a great deal of time … Continue reading

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